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Upcoming Masterclasses at Savour New Zealand

MEDIA RELEASE 23rd April 2008

Upcoming Masterclasses at Savour New Zealand

Savour New Zealand is New Zealand’s premier event for food and wine lovers and is a powerful showcase of taste experiences, new ideas and techniques.

It provides greater understanding of the essence of great wines and truly great cooking and Montana and Stoneleigh are proud to be major sponsors at the 2008 event to be held at the Langham Hotel in Auckland from 2nd to 4th May.

The Montana Marlborough Lunch will be held on Sunday 4th May and will celebrate the effect that terroir (soil type, climate and vineyard location) can have on our country’s most internationally successful varietal – Sauvignon Blanc.

Peta Mathias and John Trail – Sublime Marriages
Matching food with wine is often regarded as a secret rite. Peta Mathis will strip away the mystery and take guests through the reasons why some foods and wine make the perfect marriage. John Trail completes this fantastic duo.

Anthony Dias Blue and Martin Tillard – Seeing Red
Anthony Dias Blue is one of the USA’s most influential wine personalities and Martin Tillard is vineyard manager at Camshorn in Waipara blessed with a marvellous sense of fun and mischief. The class Seeing Red will look at the way Pinot Noir has developed in the Southern and Northern Hemispheres. This will be a fascinating exploration into the diverse ways that this aristocrat of wines presents itself around the world.

Patrick Materman – New Kids on the Block
Patrick’s class ‘New Kids on the Block’ explores some of the new varietals being grown and bottled in New Zealand. Marzemino, Viognier, Sauvignon Gris and Arneis are among those wines that will appear.

Philip Bothwell - Into the Night with Cognac
Cognac is one of the great pleasure of life and should be savoured when it’s ours to enjoy. Philip Bothwell will take guests on an exceptional journey through the world of cognac.

Philip Bothwell - Into the Night with Whisky
The grand world of whisky will be explored in an evening of sheer indulgence. This occasion is devoted to a tasting of fine and unique whisky. A once in a lifetime opportunity to sit back and enjoy exceptional whisky with Philip Bothwell.

Savour New Zealand will be three days of complete food and wine immersion experiences for all.

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